View Full Version : Chemical tungsten sharpener?
Anyone ever used this before? It caught my attention because space is a premium in my garage and it would be worth it if it works and I didn't have to buy a grinder.
roger n cindy
03-03-2006, 09:24 PM
we just ordered some, the disgruntled employee of the month :?: can't keep the tungston out of the puddle. the guy who sold it to us reccomends it highly, :lol: imagine that. we'll let you know what we think :idea: soon.
roger, president and ceo Bugly tools and serviceS
03-04-2006, 01:48 PM
Anyone got a brand name and/or a link to a website?
A gentleman at MetalMeet5 ( wish I could remember who) told me that in a pinch he would heat the tip of the tungstun with a cutting torch and when red give it a shot of oxygen while turning. He stated it would "sharpen" the tungstun.
I meant to try it but forgot about it until I read this post.
I would also like to try the chemical method some time.
You can heat the tungsten without pulling it out of the torch by switching the polarity on the welder. Hit it with some juice with the polarity switched and the tungsten will glow red hot in a hurry.
03-05-2006, 10:56 AM
I have used the chemical sharpener and did not like the results. Chuck your tungsten up in a hand drill and sharpen with grinder. Keeps you from burning your fingers. You can sharpen quite a few this way in the time it takes to heat for the chemical to work for one.
03-14-2006, 05:57 AM
Our experience has'nt been great.After trying 2 different brands we ended up going right back to chucking in a drill bit and sharpening on a fine grinder wheel.
We buy the smallest grinder available since it is only used for tig electrodes it doesnt need to be anything special. I just got back from a class with the guy that owns tigdepot and does all of the NASCAR welds (wyatt swain) and he used a small cheap belt sander from harbor freight. He did'nt care for the chemical stuff either.
03-14-2006, 05:43 PM
I just got back from a class with the guy that owns tigdepot and does all of the NASCAR welds
Danged if the guys from Lincoln didn't say they do the NASCAR welding :shock: :roll: :?
I guess they all do some.:p
03-15-2006, 04:46 AM
Wyatt is well connected with lincoln. I took the EAA tig welding class from him, very cool guy.
03-15-2006, 06:33 AM
sometimes I forget to be specific
Yes, he is a pretty cool, has some pretty good stories
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